Following a collision between a bicyclist and a semi-truck that took place in the morning of Friday, April 3, Illinois 47 north of Mahomet was shut down. After dealing with the crash, Mahomet police chief Mike Metzler reported that the area has since been reopened.
According to Illinois State Police Trooper Mindy Carroll, the collision occurred around Illinois 47 and County Road 2400 N. Officials at the scene of the crash included state police, secretary of state police, Corn Belt Fire Protection District, and Mahomet police. Additional information surrounding the details of the incident have yet to be released.
As the weather becomes warmer, there will be an increase of bicyclists on the sidewalks and roadways. It is important for both bicyclists and drivers to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Bicyclists should wear bright clothing, helmets, and obey the appropriate traffic laws when riding their bike on the road. Additionally, drivers should be conscious of cyclists on the road and maintain a safe distance.
If you or a loved one have suffered injury after being struck by a vehicle while bicycling, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible representation for their legal matters. Suffering from an unexpected injury that was caused by another person/party can be difficult to recover from both physically and financially.
When you choose an attorney from Spiros to handle your legal claim, you can take comfort in knowing that you have a team of people working diligently to ensure that you and your family are taken care of. While our physical offices remain closed in order to comply with the Illinois “shelter-in-place” order, our staff is still available to chat with over the phone, on email, and through online video meetings. Contact us today at (217) 328-2828 to discuss any potential legal matters you may have.